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Whether you wish to immerse yourself in the story of the Silk Road, explore what being famous has meant through the ages, or read about the Islamic Enlightenment, here you’ll find our brilliant selection of books on world history.  Browse our new and bestselling books on African, American, Asian, Australasian & Pacific, European and Middle Eastern history, as well as the volumes that span the globe and mine our shared, interconnected past. From Peter Frankopan to Yuval Noah Harari, and from William Dalrymple to Max Hastings, let acclaimed authors and historians take you on eye-opening journeys across continents and millennia.     

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Our Best World History Books

Operation Pedestal
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The World
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The Dawn of Everything
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Russia
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Empireland
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Fake History
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The Silk Roads
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The Shortest History of China
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Dominion
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The Premonitions Bureau
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The Story of the World in 100 Moments
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The Hong Kong Diaries
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The Anarchy
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Blood and Oil
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The Story of China
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Atoms and Ashes
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Women in the War
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Persians
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Our Best New World History Hardbacks

Abyss
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Into Iraq
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The Last Colony
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The Japanese Myths
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The Making of the Modern Middle East
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Personality and Power
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The Premonitions Bureau
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Buried
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Devil Dogs
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The Posthumous Papers of the Manuscripts Club
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The Last Days of the Ottoman Empire
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The Curtain and the Wall
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The Ottomans
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After the Romanovs
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Atoms and Ashes
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TUTANKHAMUN
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A Pipeline Runs Through It
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Africa Is Not A Country
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Our Best New World History Paperbacks

Unwell Women
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The Dawn of Everything
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Fake History
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Tunnel 29
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The Shortest History of China
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Powers and Thrones
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The Story of the World in 100 Moments
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The Habsburgs
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Queens of Jerusalem
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Scenes from Prehistoric Life
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About Time
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The Wood Age
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The Fall of the Ottomans
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The Invention of Medicine
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The Japanese
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The Gun, the Ship and the Pen
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Fallen Idols
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Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World
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Wide-ranging, topical and revelatory, this monumental account from the author of The Silk Roads of how the natural world has shaped human history sheds fascinating new light on both today's climate crisis and the epochal shifts of the past.
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Russia and Ukraine

A Message from Ukraine
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Diary of an Invasion
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The Gates of Europe
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You Don't Know What War Is
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Putin's People
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Everything is Possible
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Gorbachev
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The Shortest History of the Soviet Union
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Putin
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Ukraine Diaries
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Zelensky
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In Wartime
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Kleptopia
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The Road to Unfreedom
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Borderland
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Red Notice
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Lost Kingdom
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Great Books You Must Read

A selection of classic paperbacks

Sapiens
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The Silk Roads
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On Tyranny
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Histories of Nations
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A History of the World in 21 Women
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The Boundless Sea
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The Great Cities in History
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The Origins of Political Order
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Threads of Life
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Revolutions
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A History of the World in Twelve Maps
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Pale Rider
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Waves Across the South
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Open
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The Golden Thread
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Our Best African History

Dictatorland
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The State of Africa
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King Leopold's Ghost
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Long Walk To Freedom
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The Looting Machine
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'Exterminate All The Brutes'
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Africa
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How Europe Underdeveloped Africa
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The Emperor
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Empires in the Sun
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The Scramble For Africa
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There Was a Country
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A Fistful of Shells
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Congo
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The Gardens of Mars
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Zulu Rising
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The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu
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Do Not Disturb
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Our Best American History

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
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The Witches
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The American Civil War
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Devil Dogs
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Black Spartacus
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One Summer
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The Earth is Weeping
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Killers of the Flower Moon
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Gimson's Presidents
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How to Hide an Empire
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The American West
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The British Are Coming
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Alexander Hamilton
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JFK
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The Storm is Here
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Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11
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Populista
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Our Best Asian History

The Japanese Myths
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The Shortest History of China
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The Hong Kong Diaries
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The Anarchy
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Inglorious Empire
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Vietnam
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Wild Swans
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The Story of China
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The Great Empires of Asia
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Himalaya
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Istanbul
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The Opium War
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The Patient Assassin
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Dispatches
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The Japanese
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Genghis Khan
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The Korean War
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Stranger in the Shogun's City
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Our Best Australasian & Pacific History

Sea People
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The Fatal Shore
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Endeavour
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Australia
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Terra Nullius
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The Commonwealth of Thieves
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Thicker Than Water
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Sydney
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Aboriginal Australians
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Dark Emu
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The Palace Letters
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Batavia's Graveyard
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Pacific
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The Great Race
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Flinders
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Our Best European History

The Shortest History of Europe
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Lotharingia
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Last Days in Old Europe
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The Sleepwalkers
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To Hell and Back
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Europe's Tragedy
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Afropean
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Vanished Kingdoms
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The Inheritance of Rome
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The Great Sea
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In Europe
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The Pursuit of Glory
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The Pursuit of Power
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Reformation
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The Habsburgs
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Antwerp
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The Lost Cafe Schindler
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Agents of Empire
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Our Best Middle Eastern History

Into Iraq
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A Line in the Sand
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Orientalism
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Jerusalem
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Turkey
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Arabs
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Islamic Empires
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Revolutionary Iran
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A History of the Middle East
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Babylon
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Black Wave
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The Story of the Jews
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The Arabs
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The Islamic Enlightenment
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The Great War for Civilisation
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A History of the Arab Peoples
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The Fall of the Ottomans
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